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FG completes Kano – Maiduguri road, section III, pledges more projects

By Victor Gbonegun
20 December 2021   |   2:52 am
The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that more road projects will be completed and delivered across the country.

FILES] Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Katagum. Photo: TWITTER/TRADEINVESTNG

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that more road projects will be completed and delivered across the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari spoke in Azare, Bauchi State at the commissioning and handing over of the 106.341 Kilometers Kano -Maiduguri Road, Section III (Azare-Potiskum) in Bauchi and Yobe States.

The hand over of Azare- Potiskum Section III (Azare – Potiskum) is the fourth in the series after the Sokoto – Tambuwal -Jega -Kontagora- Makera Road in Sokoto and Kebbi states, Vandeikya -Obudu Cattle Ranch Road in Benue and Cross River states, and Nnewe-Oduma Road Section in Enugu and Ebonyi states.

Represented by the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Katagum, he reiterated the commitment of his administration to infrastructural development and gave the assurance that Nigerians would be witnessing more completion and delivery of projects.

The president appealed to road users to desist from acts that could damage them.

The Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammed, commended President Muhammad Buhari for approving the dualisation and extension of two major highways that connect the state’s metropolis.

The governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Senator Baba Tela, noted that the roads were near completion and expressed optimism that the state government would be reimbursed by the Federal Government as soon as the economy improves.

He further applauded the collaborative effort between the Federal and Bauchi State government to restore the Bauchi-Ningi Road and Bogoro- Bauchi -Dawaki Road damaged by a flood during the last rainy season.

The Minister of Works and Housing, represented by the Director, North East, Celestine Shausu, stated that the SUKUK funding option, which the Federal Government adopted, is currently aiding the progress of work on 44 roads across the nation.

“His Royal Highness, the Emir of Katagum, Dr. Umar Farouq II, commended the Federal Government for completing the road, which was abandoned for more than 20 years by previous administrations.

He said the road is important to the socio-economic development of the benefiting communities.

The General Manager, Messrs Mothercat, Raffi Kevorkian, assured of the company’s cooperation with the Federal Government of Nigeria in the delivery of quality and durable roads for her citizens.